• Short Summary

    Australia's new Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, said in Canberra on Monday (15 December) that Australians had rejected the kind of Labour Government provided by Gough Whitlam, but that the new government would accept some of its social reforms.

  • Description

    Australia's new Prime Minister, Malcolm Fraser, said in Canberra on Monday (15 December) that Australians had rejected the kind of Labour Government provided by Gough Whitlam, but that the new government would accept some of its social reforms.

    Mr. Fraser was made caretaker Prime Minister of his country after the sacking of Mr. Whitlam last month and his appointment was confirmed when the Liberal/National Country Party Coalition won a landslide victory in the general elections on Saturday (13 December).

    The coalition won the largest parliamentary majority in Australia's history and the violent suing against the Labour Party could leave the Liberal/Country Parties with a 57 seat advantage in the Lower House.

    Mr. Fraser told the B.B.C.'s David Dimbleby that thousands of Labour supporters had deserted the party because of economic issues.

    He also said that voters also turned away from Mr. Whitlam's "all embracing ... all powerful central government" to a government that would help people to be "independent and to do things for themselves".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD12LPWERKT5BFOFDS460XFHWR
    Media URN:
    VLVAD12LPWERKT5BFOFDS460XFHWR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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